Monday, September 9, 2013

Golden Birthday Celebration

When I asked Holly a month ago what she wanted for her birthday, she said "only a limousine."  Even though I laughed when she put in her request, I'm glad we made it happen.  Holly never did care a whole lot for the presents but the party means everything to her.  The girl knows how to party.   It was a spectacular memory.  Mission accomplished.

The party went a little something like this...

The first step was to line up the limo.  We then created a guest list, sent out the invites, ensured we had extra help to make the party happen and started the planning.  BTW, this was my first time using Evite and I would totally do it again.

Step two:  Party favors.

We got plastic champagne glasses from the dollar store, covered the stems in craft glue and threw a ton of glitter on them.  Once they are a teeny tiny bit dry, just spray the crap out of the glitter with hairspray.  I thought of that all on my own and was ridiculously proud of myself.  Not a drop of glitter fell off.  It pays to be a dance mom.

We then wrote names on the glasses with glitter glue and it took forever to dry.  Tie a string around it and call it good.

Side note:  Only the birthday girl gets gold glitter.  Duh.

Step three:  The scavenger hunt.

We came up with 4 stops that the limo would take us on.  We split up into 3 teams and each stop came with instructions.  They had to find items starting with H, O, L, L, and Y along with nine 9-letter words and a list of random items.  They were very creative and it was hilarious to watch.

Only downfall of the scavenger hunt was the 100 degree weather.

The winning team at each stop got to have their presents opened in the limo.  It was a super fun reward and the girls got so excited to have their groups presents revealed.  Once the hunt was over, we opened the losers last group of presents and headed downtown.  We went down the big slides and toasted to the birthday girl!  It was a blast!

On the way back from the last stop, Holly passed out our last minute party favors.  The morning of the party, we decided to make quick and cute headbands for all the guests.  While they DID turn out super adorable and were crazy easy, I would recommend starting them at least one day prior.

After a great day of parties yesterday, today was filled with quality time for Holls.  Her favorite thing.  She didn't have to convince me too hard to play school with her even though she took my cell phone away because I abused it during school hours. 

She insisted on this picture so I could see her new shoes.  And obviously a leg tilt was the only way she could do that.
 There is no way we will be able to top this birthday so hopefully these memories will last.  It was one for the books.  I love my birthday girl who loves her birthday more than any other day ever. 

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